How can you claim yours are accurate and mine arent?
Funny when the US has its recession the tax as a % of GDP went downThat is why the tax to GDP ratio is problematic. Greek GDP has collapsed relatively more than tax revenue, which pushes up the % more. Now this could automatically level it self out over time, but that time has not yet gone by.
Nope SS an medicaid/medicare is about 33% of that federal tax number and state and local numbers can vary greatlySecondly US number you quote.. correct some what for.. Federal, but not total... you left out local and state taxes, plus I believe also things like SS and other contributions are not part of the number. If those are added then you get to around 30% as well.
Tax evasion in those countries are still nearly twice as high as that in the USAWell if we say that higher taxes gives higher evasion, then tax evasion must be running rampant in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland... no wait it is not, they are in fact some of the best tax collecting countries on the planet, because unlike the US and Greeks, they have a simple administrative system in place that makes collection and reporting easy, simple and automatic.